The Lions had few elite Fantasy options in 2012, with Jack Redden the only player to average more than 95 (he averaged 103). That is because, quite simply, Michael Voss' team didn't win enough of the ball - the Lions ranked 14th in kicks per game and 13th in disposals per game. The problem started in the midfield, where they ranked 17th in clearances. This, in turn, meant limited opportunities for the forwards, with the Lions averaging 7.5 fewer inside 50s per game than their opposition. - Mark Macgugan
THE TOP SCORERS
2012 AFL Fantasy average score: 103 2013 AFL Fantasy Dream Team price: $531,100 2013 AFL Fantasy position: Mid Mr Fantasy says: Emerging star and a great Dream Team pick. Scored 100 or more on 13 occasions last season. Must consider.
2012 average score: 94 2013 price: $481,700 2013 position: Fwd/Mid Mr Fantasy says: Another emerging midfield star for the Lions who is capable of some huge scores. Worth the hefty price tag.
2012 average score: 83 2013 price: $425,300 2013 position: Def Mr Fantasy says: Had a great season last year, including a high score of 134 in round 13. Comes at a high price in 2013.
2012 average score: 81 2013 price: $418,000 2013 position: Def Mr Fantasy says: Quality defender who rebounds very well, highlighted by his solid average. Expect a similar output this year.
2012 average score: 85 2013 price: $439,000 2013 position: Mid Mr Fantasy says: In 2012, Rich was back to form he showed in his debut year. Finished with an average of more than 85. Still to reach his prime.
2012 average score: 80 2013 price: $409,600 2013 position: Fwd Mr Fantasy says: Averaged 80 and – more importantly – played 20 games last season. Age and injury history make him a risk at the price, however.
2012 average score: 95 2013 price: $487,800 2013 position: Mid/Fwd Mr Fantasy says: Livewire forward/midfielder who had an amazing debut season, averaging 95. Comes at a price this year but looks the goods.
2012 average score: 71 2013 price: $351,000 2013 position: Def/Fwd Mr Fantasy says: Dour defender who had some success as a forward last season. Can be an inconsistent scorer so I’d pass.
2012 average score: 82 2013 price: $421,300 2013 position: Mid Mr Fantasy says: Dream Team output not as significant as it once was, but he still scored more than 80 a game in 2012. Younger midfield stars are a better choice.
2012 average score: 61 2013 price: $312,900 2013 position: Mid Mr Fantasy says: Averaged 60 last season and you would expect a similar average this year. Better backline options available.
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